Wheel of Whoa by AT&T

Advertising Agency
London, UK
Agency / Creative

Everyone knows the dreaded loading wheel - a.k.a the universal symbol for &#%! - all too well. So through banners, pre-roll, social posts, and display, our Wheel Of Whoa campaign took the most annoying part of our internet lives (i.e., the buffering symbol) and turned it into beautiful art and entertainment. We were able to bring culture and advertising together by giving life to the loading wheel through the animations of artist Pablo Rochat. All to reinforce AT&T Fiber’s speed and reliability messages, and remind consumers that the days of waiting for content to load should be long gone.

About Critical Mass UK

In a complex and fast-moving world, Critical Mass designs unparalleled brand experiences that connect with people. We were established in Calgary back in 1996, and since then we’ve helped global clients like Apple, Nike, Diageo, and BMW (and hundreds more over the years) reimagine digital and do what no one else in their category can do. Today, we’re over 1,400 digitally obsessed employees in 12 offices, across Europe, Asia, and North America—with a major, full-service hub in London. 

What makes us different? We truly understand every part of our clients' digital ecosystems, and we deliver success by making data, creativity, and technology more connected, more efficient, and more powerful. Of course, digital never stands still, but neither do we. We help brands seize opportunities so that their customers get a better experience and a more seamless, dynamic, and personalised experience everywhere they go.

We’re also proud to be part of Omnicom, one of the largest holding companies for global advertising, marketing, digital, and communications services firms (serving more than 5,000 clients in over 100 countries).

No matter how much digital changes, one thing will always stay the same—who we are. We’re a transparent, honest, values-driven, passionate partner with a can-do attitude that our clients notice and appreciate.

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